Ted Wah Sing Chong, M.D.
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AGE: 92 • Moorestown
Ted Wah Sing Chong, M.D., age 92, of Moorestown, New Jersey, died Sunday, January 20, 2013. Dr Chong was born August 24, 1920 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Mr and Mrs C.S. Wing. He attended McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and received an undergraduate degree, medical degree and completed graduate medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school under the United States Naval Reserve program and was on active duty as a Lt. Junior Grade from 1943 to 1945, He served in Operation Sandstone in the Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific, as well at Tripler Medical Hospital in Aiea, Hawaii. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he began a private obstetric and gynecology practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. He later relocated to Moorestown, New Jersey, where he practiced medicine in South Jersey, for over 50 years. During his career, he served on the clinical faculty of the Thomas Jefferson University and Cooper Hospitals. During his tenure at the Zurbrugg Hospital in Riverside, NJ, he was a founder of a breast cancer clinic for women. Dr. Chong was an avid golfer from his teenage years through age 92. He carried a single-digit handicap for many years. He was a member of The Doctors Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Tavistock Country Club. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his golfing friends, and family members.
He is survived by his wife, Janice M. Chong, and four children - Sue Lin of Baltimore, Maryland; Glenn and his wife Diane of San Diego, California; Jei Lee Freeman and her husband Barry of Winchester, Massachusetts; and Erica Slavin of Nantucket, Massachusetts; his grandchildren Ryan and Kevin Chong and Lucy Freeman. He is also survived by a sister Marietta Eng of Honolulu, Hawaii and sister-in-law Blanche Chong of Honolulu, Hawaii, and numerous members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife Stella Sunn Chong, who died on February 15, 1971.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation with the family Friday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at McChesney Funeral Home, 30 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ, where a memorial service will take place at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Published in Courier-Post from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2013